Windsong Sailing Academy


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In a Nutshell

  • Learn sailing tips & tricks
  • Try out every crewing position
  • Multiple marinas to sail from
  • Small class sizes

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Promotional value expires Dec 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must redeem in full by 12/2/11. Must be 13 or older. 280lbs weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Not valid if intoxicated, balance-impaired or unable to comply with safety standards. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before the sailboat, bodies of water were traversed by borrowing your dad’s canoe or by piggybacking a friendly giant clam. Celebrate the novel application of breeze-catching sheets with today’s Groupon to Windsong Sailing Academy. Choose between the following options:

  • For $145, you get a five-hour basic keelboat sailing theory class, plus a two-hour sailing outing (a $292 value).
  • For $290, you get a five-hour basic keelboat sailing theory class, plus five two-hour sailing outings (a $580 value).

For more than 20 years, Windsong Sailing Academy has set sail with navigational novices and returned ashore with yachting yeomen. During the five-hour basic keelboat sailing theory class, participants learn proven tricks and boating methodology, discuss the physics and theory behind why sailing works, and postulate theses regarding the duality of man in Moby Dick. Ground-school classes are limited to 12 students per class to ensure maximum individual attention, and the sailing outings take five students in a keelboat out to Lake Lanier. There, sailors rotate manning different crewing positions every 10 minutes, such as steering the rudder or counting cadences for the oarsmen. Participants interested in marrying the sea may opt for five two-hour sailing outings to improve comfort on the water. Windsong Academy sets sail from multiple marinas, so discuss your best options when you call.

Windsong Sailing Academy

Windsong Sailing Academy blends the educational and the recreational aspects of sailing. It is a formula that has inspired lifelong passions in several former students. One student abandoned his corporate life to sail the Caribbean with his son, and another couple spent their retirement as the co-captains of an Island Packet 38 sailboat, boating past Miami, the Bahamas, and several countries recently acquired by Tom Hanks.

Over the course of Windsong’s 28 years of nautical adventures, Captain Dave Crumbley and his team have still sought to instill both knowledge and passion for the sport they love. With their educational courses, you’ll learn both theory and technique, and you can choose to take a program that can lead to certification with the American Sailing Association.

Customer Reviews

Excellent instruction and attention to detail. You will not just know how to sail, you will understand how it all works!
Brett D. · March 24, 2016
Great way to bond with a group of 5 people. Captain Dave was entertaining and informative and passionate about the subject and if you hit a good weather day, like we did, its awesome!!
Art D. · February 10, 2016
Loved it!
Gale N. · October 10, 2012
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